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2015: Year of thanks, growth & change

2015 was a year of thanks, growth and change at Counseling & Recovery Services. “How lucky I am that I have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” a CALM Center client wrote at the end of her seven-day stay. One adult client said, “Good docs and staff and the pharmacy literally saves my life […]

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Help with my kids!

Want answers and actions for difficult moments in parenting? Call our children’s department at 918.236.4140. Becoming a Love and Logic Parent© teaches simple techniques that are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens. 2016 sessions include: One-day classes: 9-5 Fridays, February 5 & March 25; Six-week courses on Thursdays: March 24-April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon; John Paris is on […]

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Helping kids cope with Oregon tragedy

We join the nation in mourning the loss of life in Oregon’s community college shooting  on Thursday. In response to this and other  tragedies that occur at a school, many children, teens and young adults have questions and concerns. There are excellent resources online for children, families, school personnel and clinical professionals. One specific resource is the […]

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Healing emotionally after tornadoes

The impact of tornadoes and storms, including emotional distress, lasts for some time. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers excellent resources for individuals, families and communities. Here are some excerpts from and a link to SAMHSA’s website: Symptoms of distress may appear before, during, and after a tornado or severe storm and may […]

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Sanctuary Certified Organization

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is the only Oklahoma community mental health center certified in the internationally recognized Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care.  Certification required a three-year implementation process involving clients, employees and board members and a two-day site review. Our Sanctuary Community recognizes clients and staff experience adversity, traumatic events and stress in […]

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Tulsa World’s series on mental illness

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma was part of the recent Tulsa World series, “Hitting Home,” on homelessness and mental illness. As mentioned in the series, Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in the prevalence of mental illness. As one of the 14 Oklahoma community mental health centers, Counseling & Recovery Services is a critical part of […]

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High school senior thanks CALM staff

Staff at the CALM Center, a 24/7 crisis center for youth ages 10-17, recently received a unique thank you for helping change a girl’s life. A young woman who came to the CALM Center in 2012 with major depression created a charcoal drawing and brought it to Life Skills Coach Tabitha Byrd to thank Tabitha […]

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Wraparound, police help youth, families

Wraparound Tulsa Assistant Director Stephanie Taylor shared information about Wraparound, CALM Center and the agency’s other children’s services with more than 250 Tulsa police officers and supervisors in March and April. Stephanie was invited to speak by Susannah Ralston, Tulsa Police Department’s Mental Health Liaison Officer. In addition to the presentation, Stephanie gave each officer […]

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Safety plans help regulate emotions

Do you have things or people that “trigger” negative thinking, emotions or behavior? A safety plan can help you better manage those difficult emotions. Trauma and stress can alter the way people think and behave. Most of us have experienced trauma or adversity. As a Sanctuary agency, Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma looks at […]

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April is Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Child Abuse Prevention is more than just detecting physical or sexual abuse. Children also experience physical, educational, emotional and chronic neglect that puts them at risk. The link below gives information about all of these issues. It also has great tips and fact sheets for […]

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